ESCAN: The project on HC system replacement campaigns starts

 heating and cooling  district heating  renewable energy

With over 80 million inefficient heating & cooling (HC) systems still installed across Europe motivating consumers to replace those units with more efficient, greener alternatives will be key for a decarbonised Energy Union fuelled by renewable energy. REPLACE project aims to improve coordination in local networks to implement replacement campaigns in ten target regions by means of action plans fortified with policy and business-related improvements.

Local working groups (LWGs) will connect all key actors in each region – local governments, consumer associations,  developers, energy utilities and professional associations – to steer the direction of a wide range of replacement activities. For the first time, REPLACE will explicitly unite intermediaries, such as chimney sweepers or installers, who have constant access to consumers, and policymakers to develop common activities with maximum impact. Together with a dedicated focus on capacity-building measures and knowledge transfer REPLACE identifies and merges all elements necessary to successfully make heating and cooling for European consumers efficient and climate-friendly.

REPLACE project key facts:

  • 8 participant countries: Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Spain and Austria (coordinator).
  • EU investment: 1 999 878,75€
  • Timeframe: 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2022


FEDARENE members will take part in this initiative. EREN and Escan will lead the activities in Spain, while REGEA will develop the activities in Croatia.

More information about the EU project REPLACE here.


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